Concentrations are open to students in the MBA, Health Sector Management, Public & Nonprofit Management, and MS·MBA programs. Students are encouraged to apply for concentrations during their second semester to take full advantage of the many activities sponsored by the respective departments and institutes. Applying for a concentration does not obligate a student to complete the requirements nor will it appear on their transcripts. Students who successfully complete the requirements for one or more concentrations receive a Certificate of Concentration upon graduation.
Directed by the Entrepreneurial Management Institute, the Entrepreneurship Concentration promotes the effective use of the knowledge and skills gained from an MBA in creating value in an entrepreneurial venture. The objective is to provide a set of tools that will significantly increase the chance of success.
The Concentration in Entrepreneurship may be combined with either the Health Sector Management or MS·MBA programs. The option for a dual concentration provides an opportunity for students to develop entrepreneurial skills in specialized areas of expertise.
The Entrepreneurship Concentration can be fulfilled by taking various electives.
The finance concentration is intended to teach students how the world financial system works both as a whole and from the perspective of different participants. These participants include private financial institutions, non-financial firms, individuals, governments (as borrowers), and governmental financial institutions (most notably central banks).
This concentration brings a global perspective to your business education, helping to prepare you to work effectively in an increasingly borderless economy. International Management concentrators, through their required international field experience, gain first-hand knowledge of how foreign government agencies and/or private companies are run. Our international field seminars are currently offered in Europe, Brazil, India, and Asia.
In addition to the International Management concentration, the School offers a One-year International MBA that begins in Beijing, moves on to Shanghai, and finishes in Boston. Through this accelerated program, you also have the opportunity to gain additional international experience through our international field seminars offered in Brazil, Europe, India, and Asia.
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
The concentration in Leadership and Organizational Transformation will provide students with the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and skills required of those who want to lead and/or facilitate successful change or transformation in individuals, groups, and/or organizations. Some concentrations prepare students to be experts in a particular content area; this concentration helps students to become skilled at the process of designing and implementing change.
The requirements for the Leadership and Organizational Transformation concentration can found here.
The Marketing concentration is designed to provide MBA students the opportunity to focus their course of study in an area of interest, interact with other like-minded students and marketing faculty, and convey their interest in marketing to prospective employers.
Operations and Technology Management
The Operations and Technology Management (OTM) concentration is designed to provide MBA students the opportunity to develop capabilities in operations and technology management that will enable them to enhance their organizations’ efficiency and effectiveness. We believe an organization’s ability to create value is critical to its long-term survival and that through operations, strategy is translated into the actions that deliver value.
Strategy and Business Analysis
The Concentration in Strategy & Business Analysis has three streams of courses addressing different parts of the strategic management problem—to develop and execute strategies that cope with change, with financial, technological and human resource limits, and yield a competitive advantage in the organization’s chosen markets. Part of the management problem is economic; part is political—inside and outside the organization. The lists of required electives and the fully elective courses of the concentration will continue to be developed to allow students to specialize or range across these three streams of action and knowledge to match their career interests.